26-year-old Alberta man faces charges of manufacturing 3D-printed firearm

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A 26-year-old Alberta man has been arrested and charges are pending for manufacturing a firearm after RCMP found a 3D-printed weapon in the man’s home.

Wetaskiwin RCMP began investigating a report of an individual using a 3D printer to create firearms. As a result of the investigation, police, with a search warrant, seized a gun from the man’s home in Millet, Alta., a small town just south of Edmonton.

The man also faces two other charges for weapons-related offences, which were not specified by RCMP.

Police warned the public that, not only is manufacturing 3D-printed guns illegal, but they are also dangerous to use and “may break apart when fired.”

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Anyone with any information about the illegal manufacturing of firearms is asked to contact the police. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers online.

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